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  • SIKKIM'S ORCHIDS
    on Nov 15, 2010
    In the floral drama, it is the orchids who are prima donnas. Sikkim’s orchids are of two categories epiphytes and terrestrial. The epiphytes are better known. And include the famous Dendobrium genus. The dazzling Dendobrium hookerianas, with their...
  • BUDDHISM IN SIKKIM
    on Nov 15, 2010
    Tibetan Buddhism is divided into the red and yellow sects. The red sect comprises of Nyingma, Kargyu and Sakya lineages and the yellow sect consists of the Gelugpa lineage. The rituals performed, monastic discipline and the founder differentiate the...
  • SILIGURI
    on Nov 15, 2010
    Siliguri is a metropolitan town situated in close vicinity of the eastern Himalayas. It is renowned commercial center in North Bengal. The town is well connected by land, rail and air routes. All tourists have to pass through Siliguri to go forward t...
  • DARJEELING
    on Nov 15, 2010
    At the northern tip of Bengal at 7000ft, Darjeeling is nestled in Eastern Himalayas. Take the last winding bend on the mountains and feel pure adrenalin jump through your veins. Darjeeling wears its crown of the Queen of Hills wearily but the crowds...
  • SIKKIM
    on Nov 15, 2010
    Sikkim lies nestled under the protective shadow of its guardian deity. Mt Kanchenjunga. This little Himalayan jewel is fast becoming a favorite getaway. Sikkim has a incomparable range of flora and fauna, the majestic mountains peaks, the dense footh...
  • FESTIVAL IN SIKKIM
    on Nov 15, 2010
    Apart from regular attraction, festivals and ceremonies of Sikkim have charm of their own. The pageantry of the religious festivals and masked dances of the lamas to the tune of typical music and chants enthrall visitors. Each time a festival arrives...
  • MIRIK
    on Nov 10, 2010
    At 5800ft is newest hill station discovered in North Bengal. Best draw in Mirik is Sumendu Lake, set amidst hills carpeted with tea, orange and cardamom plantations. Stretch your legs around 3.5km track around the lake enjoying the splendid view of t...
  • TIGER HILL
    on Nov 10, 2010
    Tiger Hill is a favorite early morning destination for holiday’s makers in Darjeeling. Join them at your peril. You will be jostling with loud tourists impatient to get their photographs taken against the backdrop of the Kanchenjunga Range. It is m...
  • KURSEONG
    on Nov 10, 2010
    The landscape changes rapidly as you climb from Siliguri. Vast tracts of tea estates all hurtle pass as the car passes through orchid laden forest road of Pankhabari. The land of white orchid, Kurseong is a tiny school town which has not been discove...
  • KALIMPONG
    on Nov 10, 2010
    Kalimpong was once a part of Bhutan. In 1865 after losing to an armed British intervention Bhutan ceded Kalimpong to British India. The British missionaries came in during late 1800s and left a legacy of good schools, charitable institutions and arch...
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